State Fair of Texas


Since its establishment in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment. As a non-profit organization, the Fair serves as an advocate for the community through its commitment to preserving Fair Park and continuing to build upon its legacy as a National Historic Landmark. At 24 consecutive days, the State Fair of Texas is the longest-running fair in the nation, as well as one of the largest.

State Fair Events

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2018 Big Tex Choice Awards
Sun - Aug 26

2018 Big Tex Choice Awards

Since 2005, the Big Tex Choice Awards contest has solidified the State Fair of Texas as the top fair for great food creations. Each year, State Fair concessionaires fry up tasty and unique foods...

Fair Park

Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase
Fri - Sep 07

Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase

The 3rd Annual Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase features some of the Dallas-area's premier high school football programs. The 3rd Annual Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase is a two-day, four-game...

Daily between Sep 7 and Sep 8

Cotton Bowl Stadium

State Fair of Texas
Fri - Sep 28

State Fair of Texas

Enjoy extended hours and half priced admission during the State Fair of Texas! Daily activities, including monarch tagging and additional butterfly release talks. Last tickets sold daily at 6 pm.

Texas Discovery Gardens

State Fair Classic
Sat - Sep 29

State Fair Classic

Cotton Bowl Stadium

AT&T Red River Showdown
Sat - Oct 06

AT&T Red River Showdown

Cotton Bowl Stadium

State Fair Showdown - Texas Southern vs. Southern University
Sat - Oct 20

State Fair Showdown - Texas Southern vs. Southern University

Texas Southern and Southern University will meet at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas' Fair Park on October 20, 2018 during the State Fair of Texas.

Cotton Bowl Stadium

Experience the State Fair of Texas

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10 New Things at the 2018 State Fair of Texas

It's almost that time of year again! While you're counting down the days, here's a list of all the brand-new attractions at the upcoming State Fair to get excited about.

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8 Things to do at the 2017 State Fair of Texas with Kids

If you are looking for a fun day out with your kids, look no further than the State Fair of Texas. Whether you have toddlers or teenagers, the fair has something for all ages.

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6 Livestock Experiences to See at 2017 State Fair of Texas

Learn about livestock and life as a farmer

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How to keep it healthy at the 2017 State Fair of Texas

Not a fan of fried food? Here's how to keep it nutritious while visiting Big Tex.

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10 New Things at the 2017 State Fair of Texas

Though traditions run deep at the State Fair of Texas, that doesn't mean each year can't bring something new and exciting to offer.

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2017 State Fair of Texas: How to Save at the Gate

The more you save on admission to the State Fair of Texas, the more Fletcher's Corny Dogs you can buy!

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